Our Greatest Glory – South African President Nelson Mandela highlighted the importance of learning and resilience when he once said “if our expectations, if our fondest prayers and dreams are not realized, then we should all bear in mind that the greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but rising every time you fall”
Recently we were delivering a CPD session for teachers. As we were going to leave a storm started. Waiting for the rain to pass, one of the teachers commented that her students had a curious relationship with the use of umbrellas. She noted that year 7 students used them, as did sixth form students. However, students in the intervening years often refused to do so. Why would this be the case? The answer may lie in research from psychology and neuroscience.